Yemen, Somalian drone wars drive US to open African bases
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Sep 22, 2011
As the United States expands its military presence in and around Africa, opening two new bases and reactivating another, it has become obvious that the drone wars against terrorists in Yemen and Somalia are just heating up, reports David Axe of Wired’s Danger Room blog.
With six known drone attacks against Yemen radicals since 2010 and two more against Somalian radicals, not including under-the-radar and non-drone attacks, it is no secret that the U.S. military is not backing down from the fight.
Still, the nation has done its best to keep the base movements out of the public eye – perhaps in an attempt to avoid inciting Africans’ anger, as Axe noted – which begs the question: Are more bases coming?